Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

    Pumpkin Muffins with autumn leaves on a kitchen towel

    There’s nothing better to anticipate the arrival of fall with than this pumpkin muffins recipe. These easy pumpkin muffins are made with a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, as well as a couple of seasonal ones, including pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice.

    We love whipping up these pumpkin spice muffins because the house smells amazing when we do. That’s just the perk of making fresh pumpkin muffins from scratch.

    This recipe will yield tender, moist, bakery-style muffins that are bursting with pumpkin flavor and spice. These moist pumpkin muffins also bake very well, their tops rising up nice and high like classic bakery muffins do.

    You can also turn this recipe into a pumpkin bread loaf by baking the batter in a 9-inch loaf pan. We prefer using this recipe for pumpkin muffins, however, since the muffins are easier to grab on-the-go and eat.

    If you’re being more health conscious and want to make healthy pumpkin muffins, you can substitute some of the sugar with raw honey. Since honey is naturally sweeter than granulated table sugar, you’ll want to use a ratio of 3/4 cup honey to 1 cup of sugar when making this kind of substitution.


    Cook time: 30 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
    2. To a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk to combine.
    3. To a separate large bowl, add the pumpkin purée, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar. Whisk to combine.
    4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
    5. Distribute the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup 3/4 full. Optional: Sprinkle sparkling sugar on top of each muffin.
    6. Bake the muffins for 30 to 35 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from dontsweattherecipe.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.